Articles By Michael Feldberg

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    Michael Feldberg

    Michael Feldberg, Ph.D. is executive director of the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom. From 1991 to 2004, he served as executive director of the American Jewish Historical Society, the nation's oldest ethnic historical organization, and from 2004 to 2008 was its director of research.


    • MJL Author Article 30

      Hanukkah, American Style

      The Jewish festival near Christmas gained prominence in the U.S.

    • MJL Author Article 31

      Mordecai Manuel Noah

      Mordecai Manuel Noah tried to found a Jewish colony on Grand Island until the Jews regained possession of the Holy Land.

    • MJL Author Article 32

      Benjamin Cardozo, Jewish Justice

      Justice Cardozo's background as a Sephardic Jew shaped his entire career.

    • MJL Author Article 33

      Kosher Coca-Cola

      As a symbol of American culture, Coca-Cola has penetrated every nation in the world and is served at the most strictly kosher events. While Coke has been on the market since 1886, only since 1935 has it been certified kosher, including kosher l'Pesach.

    • MJL Author Article 34

      Fanny Brice

      Few Jewish comedians have made such a significant contribution to both Jewish humor and popular culture as Fanny Brice.

    • MJL Author Article 35

      Aaron Lopez's Struggle for Citizenship

      Aaron Lopez was denied citizenship in pre-Revolutionary Rhode Island because he wasn't a Christian.

    • MJL Author Article 36

      Gershom Mendes Seixas

      The first American-born Rabbi.

    • MJL Author Article 37

      Ruth Gruber

      A life dedicated to rescue.

    • MJL Author Article 38

      The Trefa Banquet and the End of a Dream

      The serving of tref food at the banquet to celebrate Hebrew Union College's first ordained graduating class led to the formal break between tradition and reform.

    • MJL Author Article 39

      Haym Salomon: Revolutionary Broker

      Haym Salomon played a significant role in saving the newly established United States of America from financial ruin, and he was a prominent part of Jewish community affairs.


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